No matter how well you take care of your cooling system, at some time it will need to be replaced. So if you are planning on using an aging heat pump to cool your home this summer, it may be time to consider a new system before it breaks down from being overworked.
But do you know the signs of a heat pump that is nearing the end of its life? You may want to brush up on some heat pump facts so that you aren’t stuck in the middle of one of the hottest days of the year without a cooling system. Below are some of the signs that you should replace your heat pump.
Increased Utility Bills
When an aging heat pump gets more and more worn out each year, its efficiency begins to drop. As this happens—and it becomes less effective—the heat pump will start to operate longer to compensate for the efficiency loss. This makes the system more expensive to operate.
As a result, you may find that your energy bills are rising for no other apparent reason from month to month. This longer operation time on an aging pump also accelerates wear and tear on the system, leading to multiple repair issues.
As mentioned above, an older heat pump can result in frequent repair issues. While the occasional need for a heat pump repair is typical, this should only be every few years for a well-maintained system. Eventually, wear and tear causes parts of the heat pump to start failing.
When part failure happens in rapid succession—you need repairs every couple of months—then you should really talk to a professional about having a new system installed. Ultimately, this will be more affordable for you than replacing your old system one component at a time.
For heat pump replacement services in Coeur d’Alene, ID, contact ACI Northwest today.